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Beef and Spinach Pasta

 


I know I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again, I love “Taste of Home” cookbooks. This recipe came from their Busy Family Favorites cookbook. I modified it for my family a bit, and I will totally be making it again and again. It was so hearty and perfect for a cold winter evening.

beef and spinach pasta, Beef and Spinach Pasta,

beef and spinach pasta, Beef and Spinach Pasta,

 

INGREDIENTS:

  • 8 ounces (usually half a box depending on size) of your favorite uncooked pasta
  • 1 pound lean ground beef or turkey
  • 1 teaspoon refrigerated jarred minced garlic
  • 15 to 16 ounce jar of pasta sauce
  • 14-1/2 ounce broth (chicken, vegetable or beef)
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 2 cups fresh spinach, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups grated mozzarella cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste

beef and spinach pasta, Beef and Spinach Pasta,

Cook your pasta and drain.

beef and spinach pasta, Beef and Spinach Pasta, Brown your ground beef and drain any fat, then add the garlic, pasta sauce, broth, Italian seasoning, and salt and pepper.

*Tip: I cook my beef or turkey ahead of time in bulk, and then freeze in meal size proportions. Then I just thaw it to use, and this makes dinner prep go more quickly on weeknights.

beef and spinach pasta, Beef and Spinach Pasta,

beef and spinach pasta, Beef and Spinach Pasta,

Bring to a simmer for 5 to 10 minutes till it thickens a bit. Stir in the spinach, and cook for a couple more minutes.

Add pasta and cheese to the meat mixture. Give it a couple of good stirs, (while still on the heat), and you are ready to serve.

beef and spinach pasta, Beef and Spinach Pasta,

beef and spinach pasta, Beef and Spinach Pasta,

We enjoyed this so much, and it makes great leftovers for lunch the next day!

beef and spinach pasta, Beef and Spinach Pasta,

 

beef and spinach pasta, Beef and Spinach Pasta,
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Beef and Spinach Pasta

Course dinner, Italian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 - 6
Author Joyful Homemaking

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces usually half a box depending on size of your favorite uncooked pasta
  • 1 pound lean ground beef or turkey
  • 1 teaspoon refrigerated jarred minced garlic
  • 15 to 16 ounce jar of pasta sauce
  • 14-1/2 ounce broth chicken, vegetable or beef
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 2 cups fresh spinach chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups grated mozzarella cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Cook your pasta and drain.
  • Brown your ground beef and drain any fat, then add the garlic, pasta sauce, broth, Italian seasoning, and salt and pepper.
  • Bring to a simmer for 5 to 10 minutes till it thickens a bit. Stir in the spinach, and cook for a couple more minutes.
  • Add pasta and cheese to the meat mixture. Give it a couple of good stirs, (while still on the heat), and you are ready to serve.
beef and spinach pasta, Beef and Spinach Pasta,

beef and spinach pasta, Beef and Spinach Pasta,

Hope you enjoy it as much as we did!